The tournament is still scheduled to start on September 20, despite rumors that it is considering moving back a week to accomodate the US Open.Roland Garros tournament director Guy Forget says that the French Open is taking a wait and see approach about altering its start date to put more room between itself the US Open, and that a lot depends on what the US Open decides to do.
There have been rumors in recent weeks about Roland Garros moving its start date from September 20 to 27, but nothing official has materialized.
“The official announcement has not been made yet. [Roland Garros] will probably be between the end of September and the beginning of October. We’ve been working closely with the ATP, the WTA and the ITF to make a global announcement on what the circuit will be like until the end of the year,” Forget told French radio Europe 1 on Saturday.
With New York still working its way out of the crisis, it is wise for Roland Garros to wait for the US Open to declare its intentions. The situation is much better in France than it is in the United States, and even though New York is improving, it has been the hardest hit region of the country.
“There are so many question marks,” Forget said. “The city of New York is more affected by the coronavirus than France. They also have a lot of organization problems, they will make an announcement mid-June to say how it’s going to be like for the U.S. Open.”